San Diego Housing Market News and Analysis
Analysis of the (primarily) San Diego housing market.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on May 16, 2008 - 4:41pm
Assuming the EDD didn't go too nuts with the birth-death model last month, San Diego's non-housing economy was strong enough to resist the pull of the housing boom beneficiary sectors.
There's a more detailed discussion of the above graph over at voiceofsandiego.org. Below are a couple of pigg-only bonus graphs.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on May 12, 2008 - 11:35pm
April was another record-setting month for both NODs and NOTs:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on May 9, 2008 - 6:19pm
Note #1: My pal Ramsey has developed what he calls a "Contagion Indicator" wherein he tracks the percentage of San Diego NOD, NOT, and REO homes with original loan amounts over $500,000. Here are the April numbers. (Please note that the phrasing on the following table has been clarified a bit from the original post to avoid confusion).
Ramsey's Contagion Indicator
These numbers are a little higher than I would have expected given all the chatter about foreclosures being a low-tier-only phenomenon. It will be interesting to see how much this indicator changes in the months ahead.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on May 6, 2008 - 4:55pm
There was actually a glimmer of good, or at least not-bad, news in the resale data last month.
But first, prices. As measured by the size-adjusted median price, they continue to drop: down 3.3% for single family homes, .3% for condos, and 2.3% in volume-weighted aggregate:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 29, 2008 - 1:13pm
Yet another crunchy beating was dispensed to the Case-Shiller-HPI last month.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 15, 2008 - 4:26pm
Just a couple quick graphs today, friends.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 7, 2008 - 7:03pm
Alrighty... it's time for the monthly resale data roundup. But first, a brief word from our sponsor (that would be me): I just put up a fairly comprehensive list of frequently asked questions over at the website of Pacific Capital Associates, the financial advisory firm I work with, and I thought I’d include a link here for anyone interested in what that’s all about.
OK, onto the business at hand. As I noted on Friday, February's bloodshed in the median-based price indicators was not repeated in March:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 3, 2008 - 9:46pm
Hello all -- look for a data rodeo this weekend. In the meantime, a brief writeup on March resale prices is available at voiceofsandiego.org. The bears won't get much satisfaction this month, but after last month's brutality, do you really need it?
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 25, 2008 - 4:37pm
The Case-Shiller home price index for San Diego didn't get spanked as badly as it did last month but it was nonetheless down a substantial 2.5% for the month of January. This puts the total decline from the november 2005 peak through January 2008 at 21.1%.
Here's how the three price tiers have fared since their respective peaks:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 17, 2008 - 4:37pm
As with the data quasi-rodeo, I'm going to be light on verbiage and just update the charts for this month whilst applying a liberal interpretation of the term "extravaganza."
Seems at first like a decline from January, but it really isn't.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 11, 2008 - 11:29am
Because I'm travelling I am just going to present some charts this month with a minimum of editorializing. Hardly worthy of the "rodeo" sobriquet, I admit, but I am comfortable leaving in the analysis in the Piggs' capable hands (or hooves as the case may be). The frightful month-to-month price declines can be found in the prior entry.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 7, 2008 - 6:55pm
Both median-based price indicators were thoroughly abused last month. Between January and February, the size-adjusted median price declined 5.7 percent for single family homes and 7.7 percent for condos. That's in one month, friends. Brutal. (The vanilla median was even worse, fwiw, which isn't much).
So much for that burgeoning spring rally.
I wrote a little more on last month's action over at voiceofsandiego.org and I will try to put up some more charts here in the next couple days...
Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 4, 2008 - 11:04am
I've updated long-term charts of the ratios of San Diego home prices to rents and incomes:
Submitted by Rich Toscano on February 26, 2008 - 7:26pm
The Case-Shiller HPI numbers for December were released today. The low-, mid-, and high-priced tiers were respectively down 3.8%, 3.3%, and 3.1% from the prior month. The aggregate index was down 3.4%. The pace is picking up for the correction on the high-end -- December represents the first monthly decline of over 2% (let alone over 3%) for that tier.
The tally for calendar year 2007 was: -23.1% for the low tier, -16.0% for the middle tier, -8.6% for the high tier, and -15.0% overall.
Submitted by Rich Toscano on February 20, 2008 - 3:02pm
Over at VoiceofSanDiego.org, I just put up a piece on the January 2008 sales-per-default data. Conclusion: if potential must-sell housing supply was overwhelming demand back in the protracted downturn of the 1990s, it is now 3.5 times as overwhelming.
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